Dearborn Area Chamber Young Entrepreneurs Academy will host the
C-Level Executive Panel Presentation on February 11 at Henry Ford College
click here to register for this FREE event!
DEARBORN, MI— Local young entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to learn from the experiences of distinguished Metro Detroit c-level executives at the Metro Detroit Young Entrepreneurs Academy C-Level Executive Panel Presentation on Thursday, February 11 from 5:30 – 7:00 pm at Henry Ford College in Dearborn. This free event, presented by LaFontaine Automotive Group and hosted by Henry Ford College, is open to the public and is held as a part of the Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!), hosted by the Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce. The Academy is a 30-week curriculum designed to teach students, grades 7-12, to open and fully operate their very own business.
“The Chamber is thrilled to have 16 bright, young minds as a part of our Young Entrepreneurs Academy in 2016,” commented Jackie Lovejoy, President of the Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce. “This program provides entrepreneurial minded middle and high school students with the opportunity to demonstrate their talents and to start up a real business!”
The C-Level Executive Panel Presentation will feature panelists: Mr. Andy Chesley, former CEO of world renowned clothing company London Fog; Mr. Renato Jamett, Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Raymond James; Mr. Frank Kadaf, president of Active Solutions Group; Ms. Lesli Matukaitis, senior vice president of corporate banking at DFCU Financial; and Mr. Eric Nemeth, founding partner at Varnum Attorneys at Law.
The C-Level Executive Panel Presentation is a unique experience that engages students on an elevated level. Each executive will be providing their own success stories and experiences, allowing students and the general public to hear the inside scoop of what they love about their roles as c-level executives. Additionally, they will share what they were doing when they were in 7-12 grade. Most importantly, the students will have the opportunity to personally network with the executives and to obtain real professional advice to help them succeed in their future business ideas.
“This is a remarkable opportunity for our students to network with and to learn from some of the most successful and respected business executives and leaders in Michigan,” said Ron Hinrichs, Director of Events & Media Relations, and YEA! Program Manager for the Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce.
Registration is required for this free event. To register and for more information, please visit the Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce online at www.DearbornAreaChamber.org or by phone at 313-584-6100.
The Metro Detroit YEA! program, hosted by the Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce receives major funding from the DTE Energy Foundation, and from the Metro Detroit Young Entrepreneurs Academy Ambassadors Club, including Eric Nemeth of Varnum Attorneys at Law and Rudaina Hamade of RPMS Group, co-founders and Premier Ambassadors. The program is also sponsored by the University of Michigan-Dearborn, Sean McGraw-State Farm Agency, Sun Glo Restoration, the Dearborn Rotary Club, Active Solutions Group, Raymond James, Member Focus Community Credit Union, Janet Pipkens of Citizens Bank, ACCESS Growth Center, Eastborn Market, Al-Ameer Restaurant, Empire Realty Group, Inc., Sam Baydoun of Century 21, Khansa Medical Center, Leader Printing and Mailing, Little Caesars of Dearborn, Sam’s Club, John Zadikian Multimedia Communications, Fairlane Town Center, Henry Ford Village, and Biggby Coffee of Dearborn. The University of Michigan-Dearborn is hosting this year’s program on their main campus. Fairlane Town Center will host the program’s Trade Show on Saturday, April 30.
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The Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce provides 600+ members with the opportunities and resources to engage and network with other businesses, enhancing financial growth, professional development, and the ability to contribute to a thriving community environment.
The Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!)
The Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) is a groundbreaking and exciting 30 week class that transforms middle and high school students into real, confident entrepreneurs. Throughout the class, students develop business ideas, write business plans, conduct market research, pitch their plans to a panel of investors, and actually launch and run their own real, legal, fully formed companies and social movements. Founded in 2004 at the University of Rochester with support from the Kauffman Foundation, the Young Entrepreneurs Academy today serves thousands of students in communities across America. For more information about the Young Entrepreneurs Academy, please call 585.272.3535 or visit www.yeausa.org. For More information on the Dearborn Area Chamber YEA! Program, visit www.dearbornareachamber.org or call 313-584-6100.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation (USCCF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce dedicated to strengthening America’s long-term competitiveness by addressing developments that affect our nation, our economy, and the global business environment.
The U.S. Chamber Foundation and Campaign for Free Enterprise are national sponsors and partners of YEA!, helping to promote the spirit of enterprise among today’s youth and tomorrow’s future leaders.
The Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) & U.S. Chamber of Commerce Partnership
In 2011, the United States Chamber of Commerce and Campaign for Free Enterprise became a national sponsor and partner of the Young Entrepreneurs Academy to help promote the spirit of enterprise among today’s youth and tomorrow’s future leaders. Through coordination with its network of local chambers of commerce, the U.S. Chamber has helped communities across the country adopt the YEA! program. Together, the Young Entrepreneurs Academy and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce are celebrating the power and promise of young people in business and encouraging the next greatest generation to make a job, not just take a job.